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if u switch my mb from a asus m4n82 m4n82 deluxe to a ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard would i have reformat my hdd and reinstall windows or can just install my hdd and not have to do anything to it.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 Asus M5a99FX Pro R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2Gb CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD 500 Gb sata, WD 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB Corsair H110 Windows 10 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750W Corsair 500r 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 Asus M5a99FX Pro R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2Gb CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD 500 Gb sata, WD 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB Corsair H110 Windows 10 
PowerCase
CORSAIR 750W Corsair 500r 
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post #2 of 3
Just uninstall the mobo drivers and you will be fine.
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
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post #3 of 3
I've know of people just dropping in motherboards with existing drivers and doing nothing to the OS/HDD and having no problems.

I personally like to wipe and reinstall when I get a new motherboard.

It's really up to you.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
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